In 1870-72, John Marius Wilson's Imperial Gazetteer of England and Wales described Donyatt like this:
DONYATT, a parish in Chard district, Somerset; on the river Isle, adjacent to the Chard canal, near the Chard and Taunton railway, 1½ mile WSW of Ilminster. It includes part of Crock-Street hamlet; and its post town is Ilminster. Acres, 1, 223. Real property, £2, 902. Pop., 494. Houses, 98. ...
The property is divided among a few. Some of the inhabitants are employed in potteries and woollen mills. The living is a rectory in the diocese of Bath and Wells. Value, £197.* Patron, R. T. Combe, Esq. The church is old but good: and has a tower. There is an alms-house with £48.
GB Historical GIS / University of Portsmouth, History of Donyatt in South Somerset | Map and description, A Vision of Britain through Time.
Date accessed: 30th April 2017
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